Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drunk at the beautiful yard of the brewery. Very pale hazy yellow white beer, white head. Aroma of spices, some malt, citrus. Sweetish flavour, fruity, coriander and citrus. Quite thin body. Finish rather dry. Light and drinkable, this beer won’t offend anyone, but it’s rather hard to take a liking for it too.
(Draught @ the brewery)
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9/08/2011 33cl bottle @ Erwin’s place - BB: 01/2011 (2011-372) Thanks (?) to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Note: we only noticed afterwards the beer had expired. This one calls for a rerating, but as I read reviews with the same remarks, it’ll stand for now. I still need to come across the first non expired bottle.
Cloudy orange to beige beer, small off-white head, unstable. Aroma: lots of yeast, some spices, bit of citrus, but mainly yeast. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: very sour start, citrus, vinegar, some spices. Beer has clearly gone bad. Calls for a review.
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. It’s a hazy, yellowish white beer with a dense, two-finger white head leaving lacings. Citrus, coriander seeds and leaves, pale malts mash and hints of pineapples on the nose. The flavor has a bit too sweet fruityness, with coriander leaves and some bitterness. Thinish and quite dry on the palate, and tad heavy on the carbonation. Well, a drinkable beer it is, but certainly not my kind of witbier. 110502
gunnfryd (10258) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is corn, coriander, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, coriander, corn, orange peel pineapple. Medium body. OK beer.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled, BBE 07/2011) Opaque yellow with a small, vanishing head. Strongly spicy coriander-gingery-lemony nose. Flavor is also very spicy and lemony with ginger and coriander dominating, but also some wheaty maltiness present towards the drying finish. Medium body, lightly fizzy but balanced carbonation. A huge amount of aroma and flavor packed in a 4.8% witbier, without resorting to American hops or radical overspicing. The flavor is on the edge with the spiciness, but manages to remain balanced. After sampling the Brune, Blonde and this, I’m really beginning to love this brewery! 5345
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle picked up in Belguim and had at home in Germany. Pours a pale yellow hazy color with a short creamy head. The aroma has spice, yeast and citrus. The aroma is top class. The flavor is light sweetness, coriander, yeast and citrus, The palate is mostly lime. A good Wit, but thin.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (courtesy of Bierkrug). Lemon peel, orange. coriander, and light malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow color with moderate head. Slightly sweet lemon/orange, coriander, and wheat malt flavor. Very nice body. An excellent witbier.
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle best by 3-8-18 thanks to bu11zeye) Wow, 8 year expiration on a witbier? Ambitious! clearish yellow pour with white ring and slight film of bubbles. Nose of mink and rosemary, sage, florals and herbal. Taste of seltzer water, light spices, rosemary, Belgian yeast. Watery body and light duration of flavor.
mile (2878) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate very fruity malty – wheaty aroma, citrus and some coriander. Body is light to moderate, malty – wheaty flavor, lightly sweetish and very fruity with light citrus and coriander. Finish is short to average, malty – wheaty, dryish and light notes of banana. Nice and refreshing, lightly spiced dryish 4,8% wit.
Borresteijn (4563) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl Bottle bought at the brewery, thanks Harmen! Hazy yellow colour, disappearing white head. Aroma of wheat, coreander, lemon. Flavour is tart lemons, coreander, wheat, grain, sour lemon finish, seems a bit infected even. Light bodied. Refreshing, but wrong sourness imo.